Photographs of Sydney from the 1890s.
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Fifty-three original photographs depicting Sydney city and surrounds neatly mounted into a later album. Comprising 12 prints measuring 28.5 x 24 cm and 41 measuring 20 x 15.5 cm. Each photograph with a printed caption within the image bearing the initials G. W. W. (George Washington Wilson 1823-1893). The prints are in fine original condition. George W. Wilson (1823-1893) was a Scottish portrait miniaturist and prize-winning photographer who enjoyed the patronage of the Royal Family. With the growth of tourism Wilson recognised and capitalised on the new market for photographic souvenirs (Oxford DNB 2008). By the early 1880s George Washington Wilson and Co. based in Aberdeen was the leading photographic firm in Scotland with staff photographers being sent to capture views from all over Britain and abroad. In 1892 Wilson sent staff photographer Fred Hardie to photograph scenes of Australia. The University of Aberdeen holds the firm's collection of glass plate negatives.
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